218. The Decline of Christianity in America – Part Two: the Rise and Fall of Mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics, the Rise of the Evangelicals

I really wanted to wrap up this topic in two parts, but I’ve got so fascinated by it that I can’t seem to get stopped. So: In Part One last week, we looked at the facts regarding the overall decline of American Christianity. Part Two today will cover the topics shown above, but this will […]

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217. The Decline of Christianity in America – Part One

Part One: This week we’ll look at the depressing facts. The decline is unarguable. I don’t really intend to drive you crazy with charts and graphs and statistics, but we Orthodox need to know these things. Obviously we must go for Truth, not growth, but it is helpful to see what is┬ánot working lest we […]

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218. Two October Saints: 1) A Deacon who couldn’t sing, 2) A Fool

October 1: Saint Romanos the Melodist “Melodist” means singer or composer of songs. Orthodox Advent doesn’t amount to much liturgically till the last few days, but when we hear this lovely Kontakion early in December, I don’t know about you, but I always feel a little Christmasy thrill. For which we should all say a […]

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